Jean Prouvé: Architect for Better Days by Phaidon is a definitive guide about one of the most influential designers of the early modernist movement. Jean Prouvé was a French self-taught architect, designer and metal worker, who is especially known for his prefabricated houses and as a pioneer in using technology within his architecture. The book was edited by LUMA Foundation, a Swiss art organization.
This fascinating book, which accompanies a major retrospective at the LUMA Foundation in Arles, focuses on twelve prefabricated houses designed by Prouvé, each of which has been specially rebuilt for the exhibition. Originally trained as a metal worker, Jean Prouvé regarded himself as an engineer and constructor rather than a designer or architect. Among his broad output, which ranges from lighting to furniture, exhibition structures to shelving, his modular buildings are particularly intriguing. Essays setting his work in context are accompanied by archival and contemporary images, drawings, and handwritten notes, together with a portfolio of images of the twelve houses as installed in Arles.
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- 27 x 20,5 cm